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Deddington Church of England

Primary School

Inspire, Believe, Achieve


Our new and exciting music curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability and additional needs, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. 
We use the Charanga Musical School curriculum in KS1 and KS2. This carefully sequenced scheme promotes an integrated, practical, exploratory and child-led approach to musical learning. Children in Year 4 are also provided with specialist curriculum teaching from the Oxfordshire County Music Service (OCMS). By the time children leave school they will have developed their knowledge and skills in listening, appraising, singing, composing, improvising and performing within a broad and interesting variety of musical styles. This year we have been nominated by OCMS for the Music Mark award. Music Mark advocates for, and champions, high-quality, music education provision for all school aged children and young people which addresses diversity, equity and inclusion at its core. We also offer group or individual instrumental lessons taught by staff from OCMS. After school/lunchtime choirs, instrumental groups and Musical Theatre sessions allow children of all ages and abilities to mix together and perform. 

We are very proud of our musical achievements at Deddington. We welcome parents to our annual music concert in the church, as well as end of year whole school productions and Key Stage Nativity performances. 

Music Curriculum and Skills 2021-2022